Iraqi Metal

Feature

Friday, February 23, 2007

We often picture U.S. combat troops huddled in an armored vehicle in the desert, listening to heavy metal music like Slayer, Metallica, or Megadeth, at full volume. The heaviest of heavy metal also inspired a few young Iraqis to form a rock group. Based in Baghdad, they call themselves Acrassicauda—after a species of black scorpion.

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